The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 3.57% - 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £260 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
QA
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 5.36% 8.33% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Median daily rate £275 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £490 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of contract jobs across the County Antrim region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

QA
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

QA
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 6 £260 - 2
QA
Northern Ireland

QA
Top 15 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Validation
3 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (37.50%) Data Extraction
4 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
5 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Database Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (37.50%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Data Validation
1 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £216.48 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Computer People
Rate: Competitve
Posted: 5 days ago